2020 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#20 of 2020 SUVs

#30 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RDX packs some oomph. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Acura RDX is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Acura RDX has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0313% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5715%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0313% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5715% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Acura RDX is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Acura RDX is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10069Buick EnvisionINFINITI QX50M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXCadillac XT5BMW X3Volvo XC60Audi Q5Lincoln NautilusM.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 100. The 2020 Acura RDX is safer than the 2020 Buick Envision, the 2020 INFINITI QX50, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the 2020 Lexus NX, and the 2020 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Ford Edge, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus.

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